Kotaku UK Rumor: Xbox One, Windows 10, Halo 5, & Minecraft notably below expectations

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Chris1

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It did under 1M in its first NPD month.
So? All their sales don't come from Physical US and it was like 4 days coverage.

it did 950k physical in the US in 4 days, and you think it took them 3 months to get another 50k worldwide + including digital? lol
 

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As much as I desperately want MS to keep going with the Xbox to ensure competition remains, I'm fascinated by the amount of these types of threads we've seen since XB1 launched.

MS are in a completely different position to where Sony were when the PS3 wasn't meeting expectations, and I'm morbidly curious to see exactly where the tipping point is for the shareholders.
 

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hard lesson to learn but I guess they had to learn by failure instead of listening to their customer base.
 

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Maybe in the markets where Xbox brand is strong like UK/US else where I doubt that plays much of a role.
It's amazing that after 3 generations people still believe xbox actually has any meaningful impact, in the general public, outside US and UK.
 

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Let's bring Xbox back to the grand ole days of the 360

This!!!

This is the attitude I hope Scorpio is bringing!
This gen has been a real bummer for me. I really hope Scorpio is the return to form (also for the love of god please have Halo 3 Anniversary for Scorpio I'm begging you Stinkles)

#MakeXboxGreatAgain
Also Please please Phil wear a shirt that says that on stage
 

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This!!!

This is the attitude I hope Scorpio is bringing!
This gen has been a real bummer for me. I really hope Scorpio is the return to form (also for the love of god please have Halo 3 Anniversary for Scorpio I'm begging you Stinkles)

#MakeXboxGreatAgain
The gen is bad because your favourite console is not #1?
 

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This!!!

This is the attitude I hope Scorpio is bringing!
This gen has been a real bummer for me. I really hope Scorpio is the return to form (also for the love of god please have Halo 3 Anniversary for Scorpio I'm begging you Stinkles)

#MakeXboxGreatAgain
Also Please please Phil wear a shirt that says that on stage
That's up to Microsoft to carry out, hopefully they do. E3 will be very telling (not including the unification process and all that).
I'm pumped for Scorpio man. Looking forward to it.
It was ~5M at 3 months.

I have no idea what mathcamp bro is attending.
Please stinkles... come through!!!
 

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5M for Halo is pretty good in 3 month isn't it?

NPD had it much lower (~2m ish I think), really just shows how inaccurate NPD is in the grand scheme of things now.
 

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Its funny but it also comes off as if she has an agenda, or she got burnt by them once and couldnt let it go. Im sure if you talk to her shed say something like, no i have nothing against them, but people who write shit like that....theres always a little bit a bitterness or fanboy-sim behind it.
Media has to balance it out since MSFT has Polygon/Ars for the always good news reporting/leaks/spin.

We all know the 'balance' motif since the beginning of this gen.

;-p

Us humans take sides, some are just better at masking it than others. It is our tribal trigger.

As for Sea of Theives, I am definitely eager for more info on it. Pirates. Pseudo MMO. Hopefully Rare charm of the past. I'm listening.
 

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Are you seriously that stupid? So you use an article whose clear intent was to show that ALL of their first party titles sold over 1 million as a citation that Halo 5 did not sell 1 million until January? I assume your grades weren't the best if that's how you read that article. They were clearly using the lowest denominator of 1 million to group all of those games together. That was not a post detailing Halo 5's sales.

Also, as an exclusive Halo 5 was the number 1 best selling game in October, outselling even Assassin's Creed on all platforms combined. It was the only exclusive game to be #1 all year. In an even more competitive November it was still #8 (again as an exclusive). NPD also, does not cover digital sales. So you think Halo 5 didn't pass 1 million until January? pfft. The game probably was over 2 million if not more at that point. Regardless of what you think about those sales vs, previous Halo games it was still crushed any of the other exclusives on other platforms.
 

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5M for Halo is pretty good in 3 month isn't it?

NPD had it much lower (~2m ish I think), really just shows how inaccurate NPD is in the grand scheme of things now.
Hell ya it is. Or how inaccurate this article and it's sources are.
 
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You wanna take a bet on whether Rare exists 6 months after Sea of Thieves? C'mon, if you're so haughty about that let's see if you're willing to throw down.
Lol what is their to "throw down"? I have no clue if Rare will exist 6 months after SoT. I hope it does. You're missing the point. That headline is funny as hell, like many others have pointed out, but it's unprofessional which is why she changed. So, her writing unprofessional headlines and from reading some of her past articles, I don't trust what she writes.
 

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Oh ok but there are alternatives, I guess I am not sure why someone who is not happy would just stick with it.
I had a PS4 too and frankly wasn't feeling it either.

Okay I'll go through the list of dissappointing things about this gen for you seeing as you have to know.

1: MCC being borked. That hurt me bad.
2: Destiny being... Meh
3. Xbone is just a weird console. 360 was a better experience all the way around. Phil is trying to fix it but something special was lost going from 360 to Xbone.
4. Halo 5 did not meet my expectations (I say this as a huge fan of Halo 1-4). I love the 343 crew but IMO Halo 5 is the weakest Halo.
5. PS4 exclusives have been pretty weak.
6. CONSTANT focus on online multiplayer games and no great single player games.
7. I HATED Fallout 4 (Loved 3&NV)
8. Assassins Creed Unity
9. COD has been mostly bad this gen (AW was okay)
10: Battlefield 4 was borked forever

Edit: 11: most importantly this gen split my friends up. It was like a divorce with one kid going to mom and the other to dad.

I could keep going. I'm just saying that I haven't had the best experience this gen. Maybe Scorpio will turn things around.
Or maybe I'm getting old and jaded and gaming is dead and Halo is dad.

Does this satisfy you???
 

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Did you not see the question mark, it was a question, I didn't understand what he meant. I thought Xbox was already back to that?
How did you get from "bring Xbox back to its greatness (Xbox 360 days)" to "the current generation being dissapointing because his favorite console is not the leader"?
 

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Bring it to WiiU? PSVita? Bring it to Oculus VR? Bring it to Hololens? Their own Windows store? Keep updating it? Making new mini-games for it currently? Sell 50mil copies?

Nah not really
All of those platforms are either dead or a very very tiny part of the market. Most of the profit was already done. And do you have a source for them selling 50 M copies of Minecraft since October 2014?

Total sales on PC (arguably their biggest platform) are 24M. Since May 2009.
 

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All things considered that's great numbers for Halo 5. Congrats to all at 343i it's still the best FPS I've played this gen, sorry Titanfall. I would love to know the kind of revenue REQ packs have generated for them, hope it was enough to sustain the same business model and not have to go back to DLC map packs for future games in the series.

Think I've spent around £12 or so on them but I'd love to know if there are any whales for the game.
 

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Isn't the X1 ahead of 360?
You're right compared to Halo 3. Let's just say the momentum and launch for 360 was a bit different than the one. That was also pre COD and Battlefield presence on console. This had been discussed ad naseum in other threads, but let's just say there are other factors besides quality of product.
 

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How did you get from "bring Xbox back to its greatness (Xbox 360 days)" to the "current generation being dissapointing because his favorite console is not the leader"?
Outside of market leading sales, I thought they had the 'best lineup in Xbox history', and so far, are already of the 360... so what other way is there to interpret?

Honestly asking this seriously, lol?

On a side note, reminded me of the Trump slogan, lol.
 

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Media has to balance it out since MSFT has Polygon/Ars for the always good news reporting/leaks/spin.

We all know the 'balance' motif since the beginning of this gen.

;-p

Us humans take sides, some are just better at masking it than others. It is our tribal trigger.

As for Sea of Theives, I am definitely eager for more info on it. Pirates. Pseudo MMO. Hopefully Rare charm of the past. I'm listening.
YES!

Sea of thieves is my my most anticipated game at E3 just because it's a dream concept game I wanted since I was a kid.
 

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It was ~5M at 3 months.

I have no idea what mathcamp bro is attending.
Damn, that's no Halo 3 levels, but quite awesome considering the much more competitive fps scenario of these days.

Also, there's no way that's underperforming unless Ms had completely insane targets given how well their own box were doing.

That article already sounded totally bollocks, this is another strong evidence of that.
 
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